TBC 17 Agenda

Library Academy: 2017 Technology Boot Camp

Library Academy: Tech Boot Camp 2017

April 25-27, 2017

Funded by the Library Science and Technology Act through the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Welcome Letter for All Attendees



11a – 1p – Meet & Greet / Registration

1130 – 1p – Lunch / Networking / Eating & Learning

1pOpening Ceremonies – Welcome to Tech Boot Camp!

  • Room assignments
  • Meals
  • Parking
  • The Buddy System
  • Demo Labs
  • Analog Board Game Night
  • Throwback Drone Race

130pLibrary Academy – How Technology Makes Libraries Academies of Lifelong Learning

Emily Almond, Director of IT, GPLS

230pPocket Monsters, Sphero Robots & Lego Wedos: MakerSpace STEM programming for all ages.

Natalie Wright – Digital Media Librarian, Athens Regional Library System

330p – Break / Room Checkin / Networking / Eating & Learning

4pYou’re Not Hearing Things. The Computer Really is Talking To You: Text to Speech Software

Pat Herndon, Director of GLASS, GPLS

5pRoom Scale Virtual Reality in Your Library: Concept to Implementation

Brazos Price, User Engagement Manager, Cobb County Public Library System

6p – Dinner / Networking / Eating & Learning

7p– ? – Demo Lab Open

7pNerd Trivia. Be There or Be Square. Oh wait. We’re already square. Ah well. Come anyway. Much fun and fun prizes.


8:45a – Day Two Kickoff

  • Julie Walker, Assistant Vice Chancellor & State Librarian
  • Announcements
  • Q&A
  • Trivia Recap
  • Overview of Day Two

9aGALILEO: Integrating local resources and best practices for linking to content

  • Mike White, Business Systems Analyst, GALILEO Support Services
  • Burr Osoinach, Digital Services Librarian, Cobb County Library System
  • Greg Deal, System Administrator, Athens Regional Library System
  • Ben Carter, Director, Uncle Remus Regional Library System
  • Wendy Cornelisen, Assistant State Librarian for Library Innovation and Collaboration, GPLS

10a-12p – Concurrent: File Along With Me: E-Rate Form 471 Workshop/Office Hours

  • Candice Hall, E-Rate Analyst, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia
  • Sue Plaksin, IT Network Program Manager, GPLS

10aInformation Security: Tips and Tricks to Protect Staff and Public Machines

Todd Watson – CISO, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia

11a – Break / Networking / Eating & Learning

1115aPINES Block:

  • PINES/Evergreen HTTP
    • Sam Link, Systems Services Librarian, Greater Clarks Hill Library System
  • Give Me Some Credit: Accepting Credit Cards via the Evergreen OPAC
    • Dawn Dale, PINES Help Desk Manager, GPLS
  • SPF Records in Evergreen
    • Chris Sharp, PINES System Administrator
  • Evergreen Self-Check Interface
  • Terran McCanna, PINES Program Manager, GPLS

1230p – Lunch / Networking / Eating & Learning

130p – Chrome Around the World: It All Started in Georgia’s Libraries

Charles Ellis, Principle, LibData

2p-4p – Concurrent: File Along With Me: E-Rate Form 471 Workshop/Office Hours

  • Candice Hall, E-Rate Analyst, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia
  • Sue Plaksin, IT Network Program Manager, GPLS

230p – InfoSec, Part Deux: What to Be Thinking About in the Library Setting

Daniel Zeiger, IT System Administrator, GPLS

315p – Break / Snacks / Networking / Eating & Learning

330pTechSoup Webinar

430p Coding in Libraries Panel

  • Pat Ball, Cobb County Library System
  • Neil Byrd, Hall County Library System
  • Catherine Vanstone, Southwest Georgia Regional Library System
  • Kathryn Scholl, Troup Harris Regional Library System
  • Faciliated by Sue Plaksin, IT Network Program Manager, GPLS

530pIf You Had a Million Dollars: If you could shoot for the moon and money was no object, what would you roll out in your library?

Master list of answers

Facilitated by GPLS team

630p – Dinner / Networking / Eating & Learning

730pAnalog Board Game Night: Going Old School. Bring your old Magic Cards and D&D games. (You know you still have them.) Bring your new board games! Pandemic, Ticket to Ride, etc. We will also be utilizing the projector to host a MMORPG If you just can’t not go online.)


730a – Breakfast / Networking / Eating & Learning

9aNiche Academy: A New Resource for Library Managers (That just happens to fit beautifully with the Boot Camp theme this year.)

  • Jared Oates, COO, Niche Academy

10aVOIP Panel: No more POTS. How have libraries responded? What do you need to know before you migrate to VOIP?

  • Virginia Greene, Branch & Digital Initiatives Manager, Twin Lakes Library System
  • Ben Simmers, IT, Oconee Regional Library System
  • Josh Sheffield, Ocmulgee Regional Library System
  • Amanda Cox, Network Administrator, Henry County Library System
  • Scott Martin, Flint River Regional Library System
  • Facilitated by Emily Almond, GPLS

1045 – Break / Snacks / Networking / Eating & Learning

11aReadSquared: The Enterprise version of the Great Reading Adventure Summer Reading Program

Dave Daniels, Technology Manager, Sara Hightower Regional Library System

1130aLightning Rounds! Don’t have a presentation per se but still want to share something pretty cool? This is the spot. 10 minutes each max:

  • Dave Daniels – Chrome and LibData @ Sara Hightower Regional Library System
  • Kathleen McClure – Free Comic Book Day & Maker Camp @ Okefenokee Regional Library System
  • Alisa Claytor – Discover Tech @ Athens Regional Library System
  • Justin Nobles, STEAM Engine @West Georgia Regional Library System
  • Facilitated by Chris Sharp, PINES System Administrator, GPLS

1230pClosing Cermonies